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Silicosis Case: Thousands of Women Could Lose Out

  By Tanya Charles n the pending lawsuit against South Africa’s entire gold mining industry, thousands of women stand to lose out on the compensation due to the dependants of deceased miners because the care work they have done to sustain the mining labour force is invisible. In May 2016, the South Gauteng High Court […]

Rhodes: A Police State of Mind

  To say that the police are using disproportionate force at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) is to understate the immense brutality and repressive tactics experienced by students and staff. The past two weeks at UCKAR have seen violence, damage and the biggest show of carelessness witnessed at this campus all year. Student […]

Wits Students’ Accounts Reveal Management Smoke-screen

  By Wits Observers The escalation of ongoing conflict between police and students protesting for free, decolonised, quality education at the University of the Witwatersrand is now exposing those working and living on campus to violent incidents daily. More than two weeks ago, our report stated that the university’s decision to forcibly resume the academic […]

UWC: Our Parents Are Shooting At Us

  -By Lucy Valerie Graham “Our parents are shooting at us!” — The situation at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) UWC students believe no one cares about them. Almost nothing about their severe trauma this past week has been reported in the media. Most of the news focuses on historically white universities. Yet […]

People Will Die: Marikana & Fees Must Fall

  For exactly 300 days, they sat: The traumatised. The tortured. The people who knew the dead. They had watched their family members, lovers, colleagues or comrades being killed. Over and over again. This was in evidence led at the commission of inquiry into the 44 deaths during an unprotected strike at Marikana in August […]